Marc L. Greenberg

Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Marc L. Greenberg, 2017


MA in Slavic languages and literatures, University of Chicago, 1984 • PhD in Slavic languages and literatures (Slavic linguistics), UCLA, 1990.

Position, duties

Professor of Slavic Languages, teaching Slavic linguistics at the Department of Slavic & Eurasian Languages & Literatures at the University of Kansas. Serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies during AY 20-21.

Research interests

Comparative and historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, language contact, focusing on Slavic languages.

Courses regularly taught

Introduction to Slavic Languages and Linguistics, History of Russian, Old Church Slavic, Comparative Slavic Linguistics, Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and Russia.


Forthcoming: Prekmurje Slovene Grammar. August Pavel's Vend nyelvtan (1942). Translation from Hungarian and critical edition. Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 47. Leiden: Brill.

Current projects

Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics (Leiden: Brill), EDC 2023.

Commission on Language Contact, International Congress of Slavists


Proficient: BCMS (Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian - standard and dialects), Czech, Russian, Slovene (standard and dialects) • Reading, some speaking: Albanian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Turkish, Yiddish; other Slavic languages

Editorial boards

Croatica et Slavica Iadertina (Zadar, Croatia) Književni jezik (Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina) Lingua Montenegrina (Cetinje, Montenegro) Naučnaja periodika: problemy i rešenija (Moscow, Russia) Proglas (Veliko Tărnovo, Bulgaria) Slavia Centralis (Maribor, Slovenia) Slovenski jezik / Slovene Linguistic Studies (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Voprosy onomastiki (Yekaterinburg & Moscow, Russia)


Classical guitar, Russian seven-string guitar, and lute.

Genealogy. Visit my ancestors from Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, and Ukraine.

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